2 Graves County suspects face drug charges


Web Editor - Ryan Burkett

GRAVES COUNTY, Ky. - A Graves County, Kentucky woman is behind bars after allegedly selling alcohol and drugs out of her home. A man inside the home also faces drug possession charges.

Sheriff Dewayne Redmon says officers found 212 cans of beer and several baggies of marijuana packaged for resale inside 49-year-old Brenda Burton's home on North 5th Street. They also seized a small amount of cash believed to be from sales of alcohol and marijuana.

The search warrant was executed at the home after narcotics detectives received a tip about the illegal sales taking place inside the residence.

Burton is charged with Illegal Possession/Sale of Alcohol in Dry Option Territory, Trafficking in Marijuana, Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Prescriptions not in Proper Container.

Deputies also arrested 59-year-old Rodney Thompson on charges of Possession of Drug Paraphernalia and Possession of Marijuana.

Burton and Thompson were both booked in the Graves County Jail.